Agios Georgios beaches



Agios Georgios beaches (Lichnistis)
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The valley of Agios Georgios is located 3km west of Agia Galini, 69km southwest of Heraklion, and 60km south of Rethymno. There are two small bays with wonderful pebbly beaches, which are separated by a rocky shore. The weather here is almost always very mild, making the beaches ideal for swimming all year round.

Although the area is not developed, on the east beach, which is called Lichnistis, there are a few rooms, a tavern, and umbrellas. If you come to Agios Georgios, you can stroll in the wild Cretan countryside and walk to the old Monastery of St. George (500m northern). Note the slope of the church walls, which has been damaged due to aging and soil sedimentation; the church interior bears very old frescoes.

If you want to stay more secluded, you can go to the west beach called Kolimbistiri (i.e. “swimming area”). Here you can swim almost alone. Moreover, the seabed is ideal for snorkeling. To access the beaches of Agios Georgios, you can follow the asphalt road leading here from Agia Galini to Agios Pavlos. Moreover, there are boats running from Agia Galini to here.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture, Central Crete, South Crete, Agios Vasilios area (Plakias)
  • Sea water color: Blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles, Fine Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby, Umbrellas / beds
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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